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Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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2 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Au pays du rythme  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

"B.G. DeSoto" and "Y. Frank Freemont" were caricatures of actual Paramount executives Buddy G. DeSylva and Y. Frank Freeman. Additionally, "Freemont" is shown in one scene drinking a Coca-Cola, the preferred beverage of true-blue Southerners like Freeman. See more »

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During the jeep ride, one of the sailors is thrown out when the vehicle hits a bump and jumps onto a dirt road. The sailor is then shown back in the jeep in the next shot. See more »

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[In front of Old Glory and a plaster Mt. Rushmore]
Bing Crosby: [singing] Germans, Italians, and Japs / Can't kick us off our Rand-McNally maps.
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That Old Black Magic
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Johnny Johnston
Danced by Vera Zorina
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Actually a lot of fun
15 November 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

A potpourri of star turns lift the charming but silly plot above itself. Worth seeing for the Dick Powell/Mary Martin number alone. I kept backing the tape up and watching this part again and again. Why Martin wasn't a greater Hollywood star is a mystery to me, but H'wood's loss was B'way's gain. Many other nice things to see, but I have a feeling some numbers were cut from the final print. Wonder what they were?


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